BY THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN | LAST UPDATED: JUL 14, 2010 – 5:05:54 PM
[Editor’s note: Two weeks after the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered his historic message in Atlanta, Georgia on June 26, 2010, asking, then answering, the question “Who Are The Real Children of Israel?” on July 11th, he returned to offer the absolute proof of what he spoke. The following article contains excerpts of this major address which was viewed the world over live via webcast from Mosque Maryam in Chicago, Illinois.]
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
The Nation of Islam Historical Research Department has out, now, two books: The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Vol. 1 and The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Vol. 2: How Jews Gained Control of the Black American Economy.
Wouldn’t you like to know and understand how and why everybody else that comes to America goes to “the front,” and we’ve been here longer than anyone else, and are still so far behind? Don’t you want to know what happened to you?
Over 10 years ago, after The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Vol. 1 came out, I had a meeting with several Jewish rabbis and a columnist, at the home of a rabbi; and one who was the former dean of rabbis in Chicago was present. Present was the great columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, Irv Kupcinet.
At that meeting, we had dinner; however, during dinner, a rabbi pulled out of his pocket a piece of paper. He started the conversation with: “You have your truth, and we have ours”—I recorded that in my mind. Then he said, “Well, of course, this is a ‘love fest,’ but, it’s going to be ‘tough love,’” and “This is what we expect of you if you want to be our friend.”
Many people, when they get to a certain level, and they get an offer that is difficult to refuse, because it’s accompanied by a threat, they usually cave in. So this “offer of friendship” had “terms.” And these were the terms:
1. “Farrakhan, we need to watch you, and listen to you over a protracted period of time.”
In other words, “I’m on trial.” Just think of the arrogance … that a Black man, who speaks truth to power, will be “on trial” for a protracted period of time before I can gain their “friendship”!
2. “This book (The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, Vol. 1) is a great calumny against our people. We want you to stand up and denounce this book!”
3. “No man in history; no one in history, has ever been written of well who was an enemy of the Jewish people. You’re very brilliant. You’re a very gifted speaker. But if you want to be written of in history well, you have to go down in history as the friend of the Jewish people.”
“Now, Mr. Farrakhan: You can answer now; or, we can go upstairs and have some coffee and tea, and you can answer then.” I said, “Let’s go upstairs and have some coffee.” So we had coffee. I was asked, “Are you prepared to answer now?” and I said, “Yes. I was prepared when you asked the question.”
I said, “First, I would like to be your friend, that’s why I’m here. But, you wanted to watch me, and listen to my words and follow my deeds for a protracted period of time. Well, I respectfully say to you that your people have done more evil to mine than we have done to you. So maybe we need to watch you for a protracted period of time; watch your words and your deeds before we even desire to be a friend!”
I said, “You asked me to denounce this book … I’ll denounce it in the morning, because if it’s false, if it’s all lies, I don’t want falsehood and lies attached to my name. But we only quoted Jewish historians, scholars and rabbis, so if you want me to denounce this book as a calumny against the Jewish people, since we quoted only your people, then you stand up tomorrow and denounce every scholar that we have quoted, and say that they are ‘Anti-Semitic.’”
I said, “Now, I’m here because I want to be your friend, but if being your friend means that I have to deny the truth, then yours is a friendship I don’t need; and yours is a friendship I don’t want. Now, you can gather all your forces; you can use your influence with the government, and come against me, but as long as I stand on truth, and stand with God, I’ll be the winner over the government of the United States of America.”
When I walked out, I knew “the stuff” was on! They weren’t going to back down from what they wanted from me, and I certainly was not going to capitulate!
The Proof: Challenge to all scholars; theologians
In my letter to Mr. Abraham Foxman dated June 24, 2010, I stated that these rabbis had presented me with “terms” that no self-respecting man would submit to. [This letter is available at noi.org, and appeared in FCN Vol. 29, No. 40, July 13, 2010.] In the letter, I told them that we have their history, now; and we’ve just put out “Vol. 2.” And what we have in our hands will soon be in the hands of tens of thousands.
I wrote: “We could charge you with being the most virulent anti-Black group in the annals of our history, and we could charge you with being the most deceitful person, acting, playing as our friend, while you have been our worst enemy.” Now, those are strong words. But we presented the proof! Vol. 2, and the other book, Jews Selling Blacks, are an investment that is probably one of the greatest history lessons that you will ever have the privilege of getting, because most of us who write: We write, and write—but we never go to the root of why we are in the condition that we’re in. This book takes it to the root.
The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said to us, “No tree can die unless its root is exposed to the light.” The root of your problem, and mine, and the world’s problem, is in these books! They are so scholarly done, with nearly 2,000 footnotes that if you wanted to check what we’re saying, you can go to the library, get the books, and go and read it for yourself.
We’ll pit this against scholars all over the world. And our scholars and historians are prepared to go up against the scholars and theologians of the world to prove that those who call us “Anti-Semitic” are not Semitic at all! They have no connection whatsoever to The Holy Land! They are usurpers; land grabbers! We can prove etymologically, anthropologically, historically, and genetically that you have no legitimate connection to that Land!
The Proof: The reason why Jesus was crucified
Most Christian theologians, preachers, never talk about the reason why Jesus was crucified. They tell you he was a “good man”; they tell you he opened the eyes of the blind, made the deaf hear, cleansed the leper, the lame and the halt; raised the dead to life. But that wasn’t the reason that he was crucified. That wasn’t the reason that he was brought to court.
What was it? It was his argument with the Jewish people.
Study the Book of John, Chapter 8, verses 37-45. Jesus said to the Jews: “I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father. They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father…”
Now here is scholarly writing that we didn’t write! Jesus stands on it; speaks to it, but the Jews say he is the liar! Nothing Jesus says would they hear! But they answered him: “Abraham is our father!” The Jews are making a claim that Jesus is going to disprove! And Jesus said to them, “If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father.”
The Qur’an says of Abraham that he was neither a “Christian” nor a “Jew.” He was an upright man; and he was not of the polytheists. “Judaism” didn’t come into existence until after Abraham, so Abraham was not a “Jew”; and he was in existence before Jesus, so you can’t say Abraham was a “Christian.” But yet, he was the “Friend of God,” and all the prophets referred back to Abraham!
Then they said to Jesus: “We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God…” You can’t come at the Jews, and they don’t come back at you! They knew something about Jesus; they knew something about the circumstances of his birth, so they threw it up in his face.
Jesus said unto them: “If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.”
Master Fard Muhammad raised the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, but Elijah Muhammad sent me to you to complete his Work! This argument that you think happened 2,000 years ago, if you look at today, you don’t have anybody among us that the Jews are condemning but Farrakhan! You don’t have White people that will stand up strong! It’s just Farrakhan!
“Well, he’s crazy…” Would you be able to listen to me, and see if I’m a “nut”? Well, if I’m not “crazy,” and I’m speaking against those whom you know have the power, the influence and the money to crush me and us, you may wonder: Why would you do it, Farrakhan? My answer: Greater love hath no man that he would lay down his life for the sheep.
The Good Shepherd is not a “hireling.” The Good Shepherd is not in this for “some money.” The Good Shepherd is from his Father; and the Father wanted to see His People delivered, so the Good Shepherd will lay down his life for the sheep.
But the hireling: He runs, because he wasn’t in it for the people. He was in it for himself.
In his argument, Jesus knew that what he was saying was going to bring something down on him. And he knew that what he was saying was going to bring something down on those who followed him. So we ask him: “Why would you do something that would bring about your crucifixion, your suffering, and the suffering of those who believed in you? Why? Why would you do something like that?”
It was because Jesus was directed to do this by his Father. Jesus knew that it was his crucifixion that would bring about The Glorification of his Father, and himself, so he would tell his followers: “Look! I’ve got to suffer a few things, but don’t let your heart be troubled over this…”
The courage to free the People of God
If we say “Israel” represents the whole of the White race, then where does “Jew” come in? The name “Israel” was with Jacob (Yakub) in the beginning; and scholars have traced Judaism to “Judah,” so you have “Jews” coming into existence far after Abraham. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said Jesus was not a “Jew”—he was condemning the Jews! He wasn’t condemning himself. Now, somebody has been playing a role…
In Revelation 2:9, it teaches, “I know thy works and tribulation, and poverty…” John is talking to the Churches; it’s you. But parenthetically it says, “But you are rich…and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews, and are not, but are the Synagogue of Satan.” You don’t find any preachers preaching that, because it becomes “offensive” to some.
The Jews are very sensitive people. If you even look like you’re going to criticize them, they get very defensive. And you could say they’re defensive because of what they suffered in Europe. That may be one reason, but the main reason is: When somebody has lied, and stolen your birthright, the one thing they fear is not your “guns,” because they’ve got some bigger; they don’t fear your so-called scholarship, because they arrange your education, and they never taught anything that would allow you to upset their rule.
What they fear most is the truth. And as long as you know the truth, but are afraid to speak it, the truth will never set the people free. So in the Qur’an, it talks about a messenger; and it says: “O Messenger! Deliver the message. And if thou do it not, thou hast not delivered the message. But if you do it, surely I will protect you from men.”
“To deliver the message” is going to take courage. “To deliver the message” that exposes Satan, you’re going to have to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. And you’re going to have to love your people as you love yourself, to be willing to suffer to free them from the grip of Satan, who masqueraded as an Angel of Light, and deceived the entire world.
When God reveals Truth that was not in the world before, how you use it determines who you are. If you use the Wisdom of God in accordance with God’s Will, you are The Righteous. But if you use the Wisdom of God for vain, material purposes—denying God—then you are The Wicked. And the Chief of Wickedness is Satan, Himself. So, in the Book of Revelations 3:9, it comes back again with that theme:
“Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.”
God is telling them: “You can do what you want. But, before it’s over, I’m going to make you come, and bow to the feet of my servant. Because it’s only through him that you will escape the destruction that is now coming upon America, and the World of Evil.”